So, A Music Education...
What is it?
This is not Music 101. I won't teach you anything about music theory, scales and the like, musical instruments, or music quality (although I'm working on becoming an "audiophile," but not one of the snobby ones...) This is music APPRECIATION.
No really, what is it?
Once a week or so, I'm going to share here one of my favorite bands/artists/musicians, little factoids, why I love them, maybe a picture, or Youtube video... you get the idea. And when I say "favorite" I don't mean this is going to be some sad thing obsessed with Nickelback. Heck no. I think it's fair to say I have diverse taste - both eclectic and popular, peppy and morose, instrumental and otherwise, are all welcome to my ears (although my range for appreciation is wide, do not be mistaken to thinking it's not discerning.)
Okay, but what's in it for me?
A life of silence just sounds unbearable, and unbelievable. I think everyone has something they listen to musically, even if infrequently. And I don't claim to be an expert. But I do listen to quite a bit, and have views that are as worthy of sharing as anyone else (this is the internet for goodness sake!). I just hope to share what I know with the people I know in a easily distribute-able format, and maybe help someone find an artist that really inspires them that perhaps they would have otherwise ignored.
If there is an artist that you particularly loathe, go ahead and skip my views, or read it to may learn why someone wouldn't loathe them. I don't care. I won't put up with bashing though, let me be clear (although I don't anticipate that level of readership anyway). If it's someone maybe you've heard of but haven't heard, I encourage you to check it out. Even if you don't like it, at least it'll give you greater context for the next time you hear about them. Not a bad thing...
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!